Tesda approves new training regulations

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Saturday, December 4, 2010


STEADY demand for jewelers, land surveyors, and barbers both here and abroad prompted the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) to revise eight courses in these fields.

The decision came after the Tesda board led by Director General Joel Villanueva made consultations with industry partners for the promulgation of a new set of training regulations for Land Surveying National Certificate II, Land Surveying NC III, Electric Power Distribution Line Construction NC II, and Trainers Qualification Level I.

The Trainers Qualification Level II, Jewelry Making (fine jewelry) NC II, Jewelry Making NCII, and Barbering NC II completed the list of revised courses to be implemented 15 days after the Tesda board resolutions are published in newspapers of general circulation.

“So in consultation with our industry partners, we have identified and approved the new roster of training regulations that it believes would offer more job opportunities and give tech-voc students wider career options to choose from,” said Villanueva.

Specifically, Villanueva said, the priority needs of industry partners and the nationwide application in terms of employment generation and investment opportunities were considered in the drafts.

For Land Surveying NC II, students will be taught how to locate and lay out positional information and determine land boundaries that require various types of land surveys.

For Land Surveying NC III, students will be trained to conduct land surveys for determining boundary lines and retracing public land survey corners.

“The field of land surveying is an unfamiliar terrain to some people in the Philippines but it is actually one of the in-demand jobs in other countries,” Villanueva said. “Young people also took note of how interesting and exciting training in land surveying could be.”

Under Electric Power Distribution Construction NC II, students will learn how to put up distribution line poles, climb pole and install pole assembly, conductors, line equipment and devices as well as install consumer service connection facility.

Trainers, on the other hand, will have to meet new regulations for effective teaching and assessment of students.

Under the Trainer Qualification NC I, the trainers will be taught to handle a learner or a group of learners on how to develop or perform a particular trade or technical work.

“The trainers who will take this training has to devote a lot of time, patience and support for his students, since the quality of tech-voc graduates will depend so much on his ability to transfer the knowledge and skills to his students,” Villanueva said.

Meantime, Trainer Qualification Level II talks about motivating students how to achieve higher goals in their chosen field.

Tesda said training regulation on Jewelry Making (fine jewelry) NC II that will teach students how to fabricate basic jewelry components, polish jewelry, plate jewelry and perform rubber mold making.

“Recently, there’s been a lot of interest in jewelry making because of its lucrative potential since it has a market base both here and abroad. Many entrepreneurs would like to start up their own jewelry business but would like to have some training also, particularly young people who would like to do it on their own,” Villanueva noted.

Under the Jewelry Making NC (fine Jewelry) NC III, students will learn how to construct, assemble, and basically make fine jewelry using precious gems or metals like gold, silver, and diamond.

Those who want to carve a career in barbering or the skill of cutting hair should enroll in Barbering NC II as Tesda reported job opportunities for and salon stylists in the United States, Middle East, and Brunei.

In this course, students will be taught how to cut hair and perform other grooming services for men such as, hair and scalp treatment, hair coloring, shaving and styling beard and moustache.

All tech-voc institutions who will offer these courses will have to undergo the mandatory registration process under the Unified TVET Program Registration and Accreditation System (UTPRAS) of Tesda. (Virgil Lopez/Sunnex)

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